Mr. Speaker, today on Parliament Hill there are thousands of people protesting the proposed gun laws that the government is considering.
While the government has been talking about legislation to restrict guns, it has also been cutting back on the resources to enforce the existing laws that we have.
For example, since 1992 the RCMP budget has been cut by $33.4 million. This means a reduction in prevention services, community services, enforcement services. I would urge the government to restore adequate funding to the RCMP so that crimes can be prevented and the laws we have enforced. It must be part of any overall approach to making our streets safer.